SCOREBOARD
Monday, Nov. 17
Phoenix at Utah, (9 p.m. EST). The Jazz, back home after a 1-4 trip through the Eastern Conference, try to improve on their 4-0 home record.

STARS
Sunday
-Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks, scored seven of his season-high 39 points in overtime and had 15 rebounds in Dallas' 124-114 victory over New York.
-Amare Stoudemire, Suns, had 29 points and 11 rebounds on his 26th birthday in Phoenix's 1-4-86 victory over Detroit.
-Chauncey Billups, Nuggets, had 26 points in Denver's 90-84 victory over Minnesota. Denver is 5-1 since acquiring Billups in the trade that sent Allen Iverson to Detroit.
-Chris Bosh, Raptors, scored 27 points in Toronto's 107-96 victory over Miami.

SWINGS
Dallas closed with a 19-2 run in its 124-114 overtime victory over New York on Sunday night. The Knicks didn't have a field goal after Quentin Richardson's basket with 2:28 remaining in regulation that made it 112-105.

STREAKS
g 1-1.

SIGNED
San Antonio signed Blake Ahearn on Sunday, adding a new face to the backcourt with Tony Parker recovering from a sprained ankle. The Spurs signed the 6-foot-2 Ahearn from Dakota of the NBA Development League. He played in 12 games for Miami last season, averaging 5.8 points and 1.6 assists. The Spurs also waived guard Desmon Farmer.

SPEAKING
``The laws of physics say that a body in motion stays in motion. So if you have two objects meet in the air, the smaller object is going to fall much harder. I've never been the type of player to take anybody out, so I obviously went to the ball. The little guy ran into a brick wall.'' - Shaquille O'Neal after he was ejected for a flagrant foul in Phoenix's victory over Detroit on Sunday night. Detroit's Rodney Stuckey went up for a layup and O'Neal sent him crashing chest-first to the court.

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